Covid Cycling

It’s been a curious few months; a few months that will inevitably be remembered and marked out by all of us according to our own...

A Different Type of Biking

I'm sitting on a train from London to Edinburgh. So what’s that got to do with life on a bike? Well, I'm sitting on the train with a...

Back to the Bikes

It’s been an odd few weeks since we washed up in Hawick after our journey from Africa (and our mini celebration tour of Scotland). The...

Be Careful What You Wish For

Itchy Feet It’s hard to know where one journey ends and another begins. We had a commitment to visiting our daughter for lunch on...

The End of the Road

Ardgour to Fort William 60 km This was our lucky day. We looked out of the window at a dry, mild morning. Excited, we rushed breakfast...

Scotland Part Deux

Kirkintilloch to Arrochar 74 km Full of breakfast, we left our hosts and set off into a light drizzle. The wind had dropped, and we found...

Scotland

I think it’s best to say a few words about the Scottish part of our trip. Especially as to us, it feels like we just about made it home,...

Heading for the Border

Whitchurch to Charnock Richard 91 km Today was the sort of day that cyclists love. As we rolled out of the Air B’n’B, the morning was...

Heading Back to Blighty

As we sat on the ferry from Cherbourg to Poole, for the first time we could remember, we were surrounded by people speaking our native...

The End of France

Fougeres to Coutances 99 km We set off from Fougeres into a dreich, wet, and dank morning. After a brief stop at the Lidl for some bread...

La Rochelle and into Brittany

La Rochelle to Les Sables-d’Olonne 95 km The forecast rain had not arrived this morning as we entertained ourselves watching motorists...

La Teste de Buch and North.

The Cycle Tan finally fades... La Teste de Buch to Hourtin 95 km This day was a pleasure inasmuch as it was the first day in what seems...

San Sebastian, and into France

Santo Domingo la Calzada to San Sebastian When we got up at the hostal, there had been fresh snow overnight and it was hovering around 1...

Towards Burgos and Beyond

Siete Iglesias de Trabancos to Hotel Camino Real (Palencia) 90km This was a mixed day, but not one to be missed. We set off into a...

Sevilla to Villafranca de los Barros

Sevilla to Venta del Alto 55km We knew that this would be a slow day for progress, so kept it short. Even so, it was 5pm before we...

Malaga to Sevilla

Malaga to Lantejuela 176 km We have had very little spare time in the last two days. At least the first day was a mixed experience. There...

Dar es Salaam to Malaga

Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam was an experience not to be missed for these two weary travellers. Dar is an African super-city. It is huge,...

Morogoro to Dar es Salaam

Simbamwenni Camp (Morogoro) to Chalinze 93km We packed up our tent once again in the rain. The rain was on its way out, and we...

Iringa to Morogoro

Iringa to Mbuyuni 114km Annette had fallen off her bike yesterday, and was duly patched up, bike repaired, and ready to go in true...

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